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 THE   HOME PAPER    FOR    THE    CITY  Vol. 5. No. 28  ?    MERRITT    AND    THE    NICOLA    VALLEY  MERRITT,   B. C,   KRIDAY,   JUNE   4,   1915  i.  AFTER SEVENTEEN YEARS 0  SOUTHERN B. C. REJO  Kettle Valley Railway Opened  ^    A^ Scenes  First Train from Merritt to   Penticton   Conveys Distinguished  Gathering of Guests.       Brilliant Banquet at Penticton.  Whole Town Celebrated  Price 5 Cents  ���&  Tlie firyt scheduled  passenger train  travelled over the recently completed  'Kettle Valley Railway from Merritt to  /.Penticton on  Monday last.    Leaving  Merritt promptly at 8 aim. the  engineers operated the train so that the first  passenger train to ever enter Penticton  arrived exactly on the scheduled time.  Numerous guests had been invited by  the Municipal Council and the Board of  Trade of Penticton, /these included reputable railway-men of the Dominion,  " noted politicians of the Province, may-  ' ors.and reeves of cities and municipalities,' financial and business merchants,  .presidents of board of   trades,   etc.  The residents of Penticton had made  lavish'arrangements for. the comfort of  their guests. ' As the  train drew into  the'depot from Merritt the large crowd  assembled gave three hearty cheers.  Outside the Incola Hotel, automobiles  were waiting to convey the distinguished passengers around the municipality.  The" first train from  Midway��� the  other section  of the K.V.R.���arrived  . practically on time at 10.30 p.m.  The banquet which was held in the  Incola Hotel, Toastmaster Reeve Conklin presiding.      Sitting on the right of  the toa_tmaster was President of  the  K.V.' J. J. Warren, and on his left' the  Hon.JThomas. Taylor^Provincirl Minister of Public Works.   Some 175 guests  partook of a full.course and well served  luncheon.   A full  toast list1 was submitted with the result the morning sun  was stealing up over the hills before  '���The King" closed one of the most  memorable and certainly one of the  most epoch-making events in the southern interior of B. C.  v Reeve Conklin in welcoming the many  guests to the "California of Canada",  said that Penticton had that day come  into her long denied deserts.   It gave  the Reeve great pleasure to welcome  so many guests'from the east,  west,  north and south of our fair Province.  ; In the replies to the toasts many fine  speechjes were heard.  J. J. Warren and Chief Engineer of the  K.V. A. McCullough by E. Foley-Ben-  nett, President of the Penticton Board  of Trade, in proposing the.toast, .f the  Kettle Valley Railway.   President J.J.  Warren on rising to respond  was  received with much enthusiasm.     After  remarking that the  best part of his  life had been spent in connection  with  the K.V.R., said.the line was the idea  of that great Canadian Sir Thomas  Shaughnessy..    Over five years ago he  was asked to undertake the arrangements, fot the financing of the line and  Sir Thomas was "good "enough  to add  with him Chief Engineer Andrew McCullough.    Ten million dollars had, he  said, been expended on  the line from  Midway to Merritt.   He,then spoke of  the spontaneous and practical help accorded by the Dominion and Provincial  Governments.   'Now that the. railroad  was running he would request that any  people of the districts covered by the  line would communicate any grievances  they might have to the directors of the  Company, rather than rushing to  the  Raiiway Commissioners.  O. E. Fisher, traffic manager, also  replied to the toast "TheKettle Valley  Railway."  Hon. Thomas Taylor, R. Jackson,  M.L.A., and W. R. McLean. M.L.A.,  with brief optimistic speeches replied  to the toast of " The Provincial ��� Government." *  Mr. Duncon Ross, ex-M.P., replied  to the toast of "The Pioneers  Responding to the  toast  ������iE-vr-���"���"���-��� ��� ister, Jl  Glowing tributes were paid President,' others  Pacific Railway," D, B. Coleman, Assistant Superintendent ot the Western  lines, remarked on the difficulty of financing and buildingCanailian railways.  No railroad had been built with greater  I snccess than the K.V. .said Mr. Cole  . man.  The final toast "Our Guests," proposed by Coun. McCauley, was responded to byMr. Justice Galliher, Victoria,' Jonathan Rogers, ^ Vancouver,  A. Wells-Gray,..mayor New Westminster, Mayor J.  Walters,  Merritt,  and  TING THE DISTRICTS OF  R COMPLETION OF K. V. H  Chrissie Aitken Sends Graphic;  Story of Terrible Hardships  Lusitania Survivor Saved by Self Sacrifice of Unknown Friend.  Three Hours in Water.      Identified Her Father���James  Aitken���at Queenstown.   Graphic Story  The terrible experiences of the (all right and would reliev-*  vn���,  survtvors of the ill-fated Lnaf-Uind'o far.   plfZZe  ania is graphically portrayed in  a long letter received by the brothers William and Jack Aitken,  of this  city-, from  their sister  Chrissie, wbo' tells of her frantic  struggles for life for nearly three  hours {n- the. turbulent waters  off the Coast of Ireland,    Miss  Aitken was crossing- the ocean  in   company   with   her  father,  James Aitken, and brother; Jar-  via,  and  brother's son   "Little  Jarvie" all of whom were drowned.   The letter which we have  permission to   publish  is rcommendable phrased and  written,  and is typical of the personality,  of "Chrissie" whose great gen-|  I;   I-i j        , ��   ,   wooii kauic.      -U1SUIICI Seem  lal.ty  and   cheerfulness    made tell us what it was."   The  is no fear about him, as I inden-  tified   his   body   before   I   left  Queenstown   but   .Jarvie  ;.and  Jarrie I don't know. I fear they  have had a similiar "fate, for as  far as I know none of them had  life belts-    It happened  about  lunch time,   The girl who slept  above me was waiting1 outside on  me so I hurried my lunch, leaving1  the three sitting at theirs.    We'  (the girl andl) went to our cabins and were just going to pack  our grips to put them on deck as^  they were expecting to get (in  that night.  We  were  standing,  laughing at something when the  crash came.' Instinct seemed to"  boat*'  gave a decided list to the right;;  and as best we could we made!  for the deck. Being in,the first,  class, (this happened as-the -2nd,  was all filled)   we had to pass,  her a great, favorite in Merritt  where she is so well known. -At  the request of the ��� writer, who  Has been besieged with congrat  ulatory  letters on her  safety,   ������D ������ 11UCU,   we uau uo pass,  ��������� i      ,     i      I the letter we reproduce will serve some boilers, smoke, steam,,and'  .Conservative Standard Bearer, for'the Cariboo Federal'RidiW'  ���  P the ,m,ean*ime'  as  a'direct soot were gushing here, and-we^  family friends and acquaintances I    rWheh we got''on��� deck,  every;  ' body was making f or, the stairs  _ ,    0 6.u��vui��i.ernis-     i nave just,got sat down-to for the next deck, for,* by this  ^L^hZZe,dJUeStiT/ h0WTr/nd ^ite so as long as I'm in the time,'the first deck Was enyel-.  alter Jus election  i ddressed the dele- j t     mi        -j. j        i- , . _, ,   ., '  >'i  Rates.     On the announlTof the bal    m0��d J WI"   W"te   &  *6W   ,,De8-   0ped ,n Water-    The' Crush   WaS  ������.. t->_ r, 6 This is about all I am able to do,  2�� S��^__^��f5_-*���- ����w. .p^, W*  Cleasby, of Merritt, the Conservatives  Canadian  of the n*rw federal riding of ,Caribjo,  Saw Canadian  Nailed to Door  News of Terrible Experiences of  Nicola Valley Boys in Flanders.  Collinson Seriously Wounded  The crucifixion of a Canadian Highlander- in Flanders is confirmed in a  stirring; letter written by Pte.  Dan  Shearer to his friend William Aitken,  Pte.   Shearer,  who is wfth the fifth  battalion, also sends the sad word that  Pete Collinson, late of Merritt branch  of Bank of Montreat,   lay seriously  Wounded, that "Couper,  Murray and  Tnnstall came through all right, while  Lindsay is wounded but not seriously."  He also   mentions  having spent an  evening with H. Nicol and F. Billett,  of the Strathcono Horse, the comrades  being highly delighted at their temporary reunion.  The letter refers largely to  the terrible fight in Flanders in which the  Canadians saved the  British   Army.  "General Smith-Dorrien told us "he  said, "how we were caught in a dangerous trap and marvelled how we held  our position so lbng^''    He continues,  ���-" You w.ill have read how< the Germans  got through the French lines by Using  gases.     Under'terrible shell" fire we  were ordered to move  up and it was  just hell when the boys went, our comrades dropping all. around us.    After  two hours in our captured  trenches in  gase.-i, the Germans came four to eight  deep. Wilh trumpets and bugles blowing, the masses pouring up and calling  us Knglish pigs and English...........  Despijje the havoc of our rifles and  machine guns |hey came.up again and  again.. But we did not retire. We  mowed them down by hundreds. On  our left the boys had been forced to  retreat. Then we piled bags of sand  and fought and fought.  overwhelming gases and numbers the  Highlanders fought marvellously.   We  then had to fill the gaps.    Bill  it was  awful having to run over your own  wounded and dead to the new positions.  I will give you now some - idea of  what the Huns are. The Highland  ers had  to retire but on getting  ^reinforcementS'theyWtook'tmTJast  trenches.  There they found nailed  to a door one of their own comrades  ........ What a shout went up after  that. ���...The boys eyes shone  with madness  .we never took  any German prisoners after that,  God, no, our boys would'ht stand  for it....;.; "  The terrible physical strain of the'  critical fighting on the men is graphically related by Pri. Shearer when he  writes: ��� y  "When we moved on it was  a  scorching hot day.   Our boys were  dropping out one by one but  who could blame them !  God,   the  fearful strain ... .tired...   dirty,v;;v,.���'.'���all were "thin, 'tout as,  determined as ever."-...: . *    ;  The letter concludes with personal  references in which ''. Dan"; sends kind  remembrances to all his friends ih Merritt.  which comprises the Provincial electoral  districts of Yale, Kamloops, Lillooet,  North' and South* Cariboo, met in'.'.con*  vention.at Kamloops on Monday night  and selected Mr. John T- Robinson, of  Kamloops, as the standard bearer for  the party at the next federal election.  There were three names submitted,  and after a lengthy, session the ballot  resulted as follows :  J. T. Robinson ; 46  H- H. Matthevvs 13  A.X Connolly'    ' '5'  F. J. Fulton, Kamloops and A. G. Hamilton, Fort George, were the proposers  the absence of Major Matth.ws, whom   in the Valley.  S"'C0���n.n.0"y1i,,hg!sid fn elowing-'terms- J    I have just, got  gates. On the announcing of the bal  lot, Dr. Connolly moved and Dr. Tutill,  on behalf of Major Matthews, seconded  that the nominationof Mr. Robinson be  maclo unanimous, which was done amidst  very great enthusiasm.  Mr.   Robinson on  rising,  expressed  his' high appreciation.of the honor.done  him by the convention.      He  appreciated his  responsibility.     The  historic  riding of Cariboo, he said, was one of  largest in Canada, 784 miles long and  about 250 miles wide.^- After promising  .. on his part to work for, the best inter-  Lodwick  ests of the'whole riding; and .not any  ably  submitted   the I particular locality, he urged the co-operation of the various local associations.  Having: announced himself as a staunch  follower of Sir Robert Borden and the  great policies and principles he repre-  | sentsjjhe^urged^the^delegates-to see  that their organizations were kept in a  high state of preparedness and to leave  no stone unturned to carry the banner  of Conservatism to victory.   :  President H, S. Cleasby and Secretary  Walter C: Keeble, of Lytton by general consent retained their offices throughout the convention,   .....co v/iua... Alter promising  of the successful  candidate  nominee ;  on his part to work for the best inter  Dr. Tutill, of Merritt, and G. Lodwick ' ���<~ -���-��� "-������'-���  of Nicola,  very       ���    ,in,���,VH   MK  name of Major Matthews, and tha name  of Dr. A. K. Connolly of Salmon Arm,  . was placed in  nomination  by R. W.  | Holiday and J.   Gardner.    Dr.   Tutill  having explained that Major Matthews  w.as^unable=tp.^be���present^asthe'wSs"  serving his country at tho front and  was now in a hospital suffering from  wounds  received in  the  trenches' of  Flanders, the candidates were allowed  fifteen minutes in whjch to address the  meeting,  With true chivalry, Mr. Robinson de-  as my' left hand is out of action.  I got it hurt on some wreckage  and as it wasn't attended to for  three days,' dirt has got in and I  fear it was poisoned. My knee  is the same. But I have got off  a lot better than some my life  being spared.  Well, the cables you would get  oped  awful. I must say I kept very  calm. ��� This girl friend who'was  with me got very, excited, and in  trying to calm -her I forgot my  own- excitement.' We managed  to get on deck and made for the'  lifeboats. I then remembered !  I had no lixe-belt, and turning* *  back I went to the saloon* to get-.  (Continued on page 4J  Mayor Walters  As a Booster  Interesting and- Logical Speech  at K.V.R. Celebration Banquet at. Penticton  iness..  But, in the case of fuel  the -' money  goes' to   their  across the line.   He.: wai.:informed!oh  the best authority that there was no  saving in using oil fuel at two cents per  gallon  while  coal  could   be ' secured  oil, all r  neighbors  i  Assistant Engineer of Railway  Commissioners Visits, Merritt  Assistant' Engineer A.   T. Kerr, of  the Dominion Board of Railway Commissioners,  who: w;as ��� in -.; Jtylerritt on  Saturday,   having travelled over the  Kettle Valley Railway on an official  trip of inspection from  Pentictcn  and  beyond stated in conversation with the  News that he found the grade of the  new line though difficult in places absolutely satisfactory; and quite ready  a- d safe for regular freight and  passenger traffic.   This will increase  cor-  rosponding.y with the opening up  and  developement .which  the!railway wiil  _  promote in all that territory from Mer-  Against. thej ritt to Penticton. ������������ '��� '���'��� - ��� ���'''���'. ��� ;; ���'.'���  Will Preach His  Farewell Sermon  .The Rev. C, F. Connor, .pastor" of  Nicola Valley Methodist Circuit; will  preach his farewell sermon afMerritt  Chapel on Sunday evening hext, -after  a ministry here of four.years; .A large  congregation is anticipated.  As stated  exclusively in  the  News,  last week, the retiring minister will.be  succeeded by the Rev. George R.   B.   Rockies including four,  three month  lunney B. A., of Tolmie Street Church  expeditions by pack-train into the Mt  fifteen years in the Methodist ministry  in B. C. for the most part as Missionary to small  and scattered   appointments in  the agricultural and mining  districts of the  Province,   his spheres  including Phoenix,   Field  and  Golden.  Latterly he occupied pulpits in  Rossland, New Westminster,  Victoria and  .Vancouver.   Outside of Church work,  the Rev. Mr. Kinney has won ; quite; a  reputation as an  explorer  and  mountaineer haying.spent   many   seasons  exploring tlie  wilds; of the  Canadian  Vancouver.  "We, in Merritt, look'upon this matter as &" burning " question in  more  ways than one. What is to prevent you  in the Okanagan shipping your fruit to  us and the cars returning loaded with  our coal.   We are vitally interested in  a market for our coal, in new markets,  as since the C.P.R. has resolved on its  ' policy of burning oil fuel the coal owners  have  to look  for other-markets.  Nicola Valley steam and house coal is  second to none." '.-      :-'���*!  ; Thus spoke Mayor J. Walters in one  of the crispest, most logical and acutely  interesting speeches delivered at the  Penticton K. V.'R.,* opening; celebration  banquet,  . After a refererice'to the /promotion'  of the line at the: start, the Mayor said  I Merritt.had looked forward for a long  1 time to* that day; They had looked with  at~present~p?ices. After quoting figures to indicate the decrease in the coal  trade and increase of fuel oil in tiie last  three years, he urged the���_��;'��� W man^i  ngement to seriously consider, the, coal  trade and its beneficial influences in the  Provinco.      ������������������������������.  Pri. J. E. Birch Laid  Down His Life  Ttnitertr, '������������ r,    ,  : un*e l0 tnal aay* iney naa looked with  ^veZZTT i   I*��� enJ��yei the keen anticipation tothe time when they  experience   Of.  Olimhincr   mamr   nf   nn. ._,,...-.      .    .���    .      ���������--���.���.���'���  experience of. climbing, many of bur  highest and best peaks, and succeeded  in making-che first ascent Of Mt. 'Robson.    The'reverend gentleman has also  been honored by being kindly  received  on several lecture tours by some of the  largest* and  finest   societies   on   the  continent,, including  the  Geographical  Society of Chicago, Institute of Technology, of Boston, the Canadian   Club  of Boston, the.American Geographical  Society of New  York,   the Brooklyn*  Institute pf   Arts  and   Sciences,".the  American Museum and Natural History  and twice" by the largest Geographical  Society of the  world,   the   National  Geographic   Society   of   Washington,  served D. C,   ��� ���'���"'    ���"���"-  would be do able to do business in markets which by mileage* and' proximity  were Merritt's.".Hithertoi'Merritt/had  been shut off from legitimate markets,  biit it now looked besid3S, to^ enjoying  products fori which the Okanagan is  justly famous.    v- ���.'-..���   i~  Next addressing his remarks to the  raiiway officials present, he hoped that  ; he K.V.R; would never depart from  -onsuming coal. The question of desert-  ng'coal for oil as fuel was'a serious  me not only ifor the Nicola Valley but  cor the entire Province. Under nor-  nal conditions the various coal produc-  ing companies spend large sums of  money annually for wagesti machinery,  timber,'and 'other essentials 'to the bus-  Ariother fint. specimen of Merritj's  young.manhopd in Private John E,Birch  has been killed in action according! .to  official dispatch received in this City on  Monday from Ottawa.  Private Birch, who left Merritt with..  the.B.; C. Horse, had experienced some  of the fiercest fighting in Flander3 and  had returned from the hospital to the  trenches after recovering from wounds  pnlyito becme the victim of a-deadly  German bullet. ...  Hisrdeath denotes the second Merritt  soldier.who has laid down his life as a  sacrifice for his country in- this great  war.'Sergt Robert Davidson, as a member of the fifth battalion haying been  killed'.'in action*in France ' about a  j month ago. - -    *  I Pte".'Birch, was about thirty years  of,age,;and came out to this country  from England. Unmarried, his relat-  resjare in the old land! i*.During his  three years l esidence in Merritt he was  respected as a clean living and nmbitous  young;man. He' was a carpenter by  trade. On leaving for the front he  [was the guest at a farewell gathering  'heldvUrider the auspices of the local  Oddfellows of which fraternity fee'was  ever loyal and devoted worker, and sup.  porter, being financial secretary at the  Hhie.of his departure.    . ��� ��� _  To his kith and kin across .the ocean  the'sympathy of,many friends of the  late Pte. Birch will be extenijed.' Two  THB^ICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Friday, June 4, 1915  Just  Arrived  LARGE   ASSORTED   STOCK   OF  Hair   Brushes  and   Combs  At Very Cheap Prices  Moir's Chocolates and  Imported Confectionery  We carry a complete line of Drugs and Patent Medicines  .Old Country Periodicals, Magazines and Novels.  RANKINE'S  DRUG   STORE,  Quilchena Avenue  Merritt, B. C.  THE   NICOLA   VALLEY NEWS  Published Every Fkiday  ADVERTISING  RATES  ON  APPLICATION  Subscriptions, payable in advance, $2.00 per year in  Canada.  Britain. United Sts ���as and Foreign Countries, $2.50.  Great  Address:   The Nicola Valley News, P. 0. Drawer 'L,' Merritt, B.C.  JOHN   T.   ROBINSON FOR CARIBOO  The selection of a man of the proved high calibre of John T. Robinson to carry the Conservative banner of the new Cariboo Riding to  victory will give considerable pleasure to the party in the NicolaValley,  even though disappointment will be felt that so popular and able gentleman as Major Harold Matthews, a Nicola resident, now in a military  hospital in England, was not successful. Unfortunately, however, only  one candidate was needed, and the defeated candidates are good  sporting losers. John T. Robinson, is one of the many' Ontario men  who have come West and made good. His recordduring his eighteen  years residence in Kamloops���no mean city���betrays Mr. Robinson as  a man who has not only made a success of his own career, but as one  who has always been keen and active in promoting the prosperity  and well being of the city in which he located. That his good works  in all spheres pf public usefulness have proved sound and borne much  good fruit is corroborated by the fact of the citizens readily returning  him as their mayor for six terms. To our mind that is an achievement  which in itself will commend J. T. Robinson as being a public man  worthy of being placed in spheres of greater scope and responsibility.  Leaving the convention pledging on his part to advance as far as possible the best interests of the Riding as a whole and with the pledged  assurance of support of the Cariboo Conservatives, made' by 64 delegates from all parts of the riding, ringing in his ears, Mr. Robinson is  starting out on his higher political career with as rosy a prospect of a  decisive victory for Conservatism as had any man" who went to the  Federal Polls.  ���   ���   ���  RICHEST   BY-PRODUCT   COAL  IN   CANADA  If gas from a by-product plant at-Nicola Valley is ever used, in  Vancouver and district, the smoke from California crude oil will no  longer pollute the atmosphere of the blue waters of the Inlet. The  business artery of the district will throb with a fullness of industrial life.  Space in our business' blocks will be rented at a premium and the homes  filled with artisans.  According to chemical analysis, the richest by-product coal in 'Canada is the coal of the Nicola Valley Coal & Coke Co., Ltd., (Middlesboro Collieries Ltd.,) Merritt, which contains 2 per cent nitrogen,  besides the tar and gas.  It is probable that the future of this valuable coal area may lie in the  extraction of this sulphate of ammonia, gas, oils etc. (in addittion to its  being used as a feul),and the_gas-piped down to_A_ancouver__ahd _the  Fraser River Valley. It is being done elsewhere and why not in  British Columbia ? This wrote Mr. Alexander Sharpe in a recent  issue of the Daily Province.  LOWER  NICOLA  PICNIC  The Commttlee in charge of the Lower Nicola Picnic desire  to thank their many friends who so kindly assisted by donations  and contributions in making the day a success and a pleasure to  all who had the privilege of being present.  Town and  District Jottings  Judging by the busy outlook of  your neat City I can see there  would be little for me to do here"  said Sheriff T. J. Armstrong*, of  New Westminster, at the local  depot on Monday morning prior  to leaving by the K.V.R. special  for Penticton.  Mr. lhorrias Clark returned on  Monday after attending, as local  delegate, the Knights of Pythias  convention held at Rossland. Mr.  Clark thinks Rossland * must be  the best and busiest mining camp  in the Province. Rossland has  no occasion to say " silver and  gold have I none���" There is  plenty of it being extracted, and  copper and coal, too.  Town and  District Jottings  Indian Agent J. F.Smith came  over from Kamloops on Monday  and registered at the Coldwater.  On Tuesday afternoon he attended the stockbreeders meeting  at Lower Nicola and discussed  with the delegates branding  questions affecting Indian owned  cattle.  A. E. Howse of Nicola accepted  the invitation of the Board of  Trade and Municipal Council of  Penticton to attend the banquet  to celebrate the arrival of the  first schedule K. V. Railway  train on Monday last.  W. C. Keeble, of Lytton, the  able and energetic secretary of  the Central Conservative Association of the Federal riding of  Cariboo, was a visitor in Merritt  last week end, liter journeying  to Kamloops for the nominating  convention. f  J; Gullen and H. Austin came  into town early this week from  Golden to take up positions at the  logging camps.  A visitor in.town for the Interior Stockraisers conference on  Tuesday was Mr. C. E. Laurence,  of Kamloops.  The residents of Merritt who  travelled on the first train from  Merritt to Penticton on Monday  were, Mrs.Murdoch Mclntyre and  children, Miss McKenzie, Mayor  J. Walters and Ed. C. Bell of the  '���News."  No great enthusiasm was noticed at the arrival of the first  K. V. train at the different stages  of the line, except at Wast Sum-  merland and Penticton where the  general public turned out in large  numbers to welcome the first  "railroader" into their respective  precincts.,  Replying to the toast of " Our  Visitors" Mr. Walters spoke  strongly on the hope that the  management of the K. V. wou Id  never revert from using coal to  oil. President J. J. Warren,  although not expressing himself  on the subject) appeared to agree  with the wishes of our Mayor.  Visiting Merritt on postoffice  business, but. not affecting the  proposed new publh building,  Mr. W. F. Teetzel, of Victoria,  an official attached to the Dominion department of public  works, was ihrthe City on Saturday, calling upon Postmaster  Langstaff. , He was a guest at  the Adelphi Hotel and returned  to the Coast next day.  Mayor A. Wells���Gray, of  New Westminster, who was in  the party which came over to  Merritt en route via K. V. R. to  Penticton. is considered one of  the most able minicipal administrator, in B.C.,���Serving his  second successive year as civic  head of the Royal City, Mayor  Gray enjoys the confidence of  the great majority of the citizens  and is considered by many of  them to have.in coming years a  fine future in higher legislative  circles.  A sitting of the County Court  of Yale will be held at the Provincial Courthouse, Merritt, on  Tuesday next, June 8, at ten  o'clock a.m.  According to a communication1  received recently by Mr. C. Crob*  from Corp. C. Kowse, the B. C.  Horse and the Strathcona Horse,  which regiments include many  Western men, are now in close  association in the firing line after  being seperated since the early  stages of the war, when the  different units were redrafted  and redisposed.  THE  GDtDWATER  HOTEL  MERRITT B. C.  Hot and Cold   Water.      TJoomj   with,  Baths.    Fioc large Sample Rooms'  A well appointed Hotel that meets the requirements of the  Traveling Public. \  All Vegetables, Eggs, Milk and Cream used in the Hotel are daily from our Ranch  Orchestra in attendance, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6.30 to 8 p.m.  MURDOCH   McINTYRE . Proprietor  ���M'*">*X��:��H'*-M'***">***^  MERRITT MEAT MARKET.  Another of the distinguished  visitors to Penticton, who .exchanged greetings with ��friends  here on Monday, was Justice W.  Galliher, one time Cariboo  representative in the Dominion  House of Commons. * ���  Mrs. H. Winch, of Vancouver,  arrived in the City recently to  join her husband who is working  for the C. P. R. on the local  section. They have taken up  permanent residence here.  Reggie Eagles, at one time  clerk at the Adelphi Hotel, left  Merritt this week to take up a  similar position at Nelson.  Artillery & Saddle  Horses Wanted  Lieut. Col. A. D. McRae, Chief  Commissioner of Remounts, has  issued notices from Calgary to  the effect that B. S. Michell,  Government Remount Purchasing officer, will be in this district  to inspect'horses with a view to  purchasing them for military  purposes on June 22nd and June  23rd.   He_will_be_at_Merritt_on -the  22nd inst and Quilchena on the  23rd.  Notices stating the qualifications of the horses required are  being conspicuously posted in the  district.  Among the stipulations are,  horses must be from 15.1 to 16  hands, from five to ten years old.  No light grey or white animals  will be considered. Horses suitable for saddle riding and for  heavy .artillery purposes are  wanted.  SATURDAY SPECIAL  CHERRIES^ 20c. per lb.  GREEN ONIONS, CABBAGE, HEAD LETTUCE  CAULIFLOWER, RADISHES, RHUBARB  Veal, Pork and Beef,  [ HESL0PS\ VOGHT STREET  �����_  FIRE  OR   LIFE  INSURANCE  J. B. RADCLIFFE  MERRITT  The ADELPHI HOTEL  "Che House of 3aXeril in  MERRITT,  B.C.  We haoe one of the best thought of and most talked -  - >  ���        - of Hotels in B. C.  TEA  SERVED   EVERY  AFTERNOON  BANQUETS   and   DINNER    PARTIES    OUR  SPECIALTY  European Plan  ANDREW HOGGAN  1-tf  CAULIELOWER, RHUBARB,    I  CUCUMBERS,   GREEN   ONIONS,  RADISHES  Nicola Valley Eresh Killed Pork  and Beef  SEED   POTiVTOES  NicolaValley Meat Market  Opposite Coldwater Hotel  !��� 4^��h^*^'M'*h****^*v*>*>**^,5*-^*J*,X'* ���!������������������^������^���������^���>���^<'���w���������^���t������^w������^���v���:������^������^<*���^���  ������:���*_������$������>������:���������>���;���*#���������>���:  ���������H��K-*******-K^-*'-'^  .**->*->-J��H  A SUIT FOR FIFTY CENTS AT STEPHENSON & EWARTS  You can't afford to pay a good price for a Suit  these hard times. Whv not take a Fitly cent  chance on one? Save that Fifty cents you spend  on some unnecessary thing���it might buy a  Twenty-five Dollar Suit. Tickets will be on  sale commencing Saurday, May 15th. We will  make he drawing every monh., We are offering you somehing useful, give us your suppor.  MONTHLY PIETY CENT  Drawings for  Gents High-Grade Suits  If I OO tickets are sold we will put up two twenty  five dollar Suits to be drawn, made to your own  measurements���choose your own cloth. If  400 tickets are sold we will put up eight Suits  to be drawn. No matter how many tickets are  sold every cent will go into the drawing. The  number of Suits to be drawn for ail depends on  you.   All tickets plainly numbered.  y  ��>.  ���>  ���:���  .%  ���:���  4'*  SEE OUR WINDOWS EOR BARGAINS in Household Goods arid Kit^  :|4**4hJ_h-��M'**H"M^ Friday, June 4, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Three  The:  1_STA.DI-ISIII.JD   1853  BANK orTORONTO  A Sound Progressive Bank  ���handles customers' deposit accounts with care and accuracy  -discounts drafts and notes  ���gives its customers required accommodation  ���collects customers'accounts   -  ���transfers money by draft, telegraph or cable        .  ���buys and sells domestic and foreign exchange  ���issues Letters of Credit for Travellers and Importers  ���and in other ways serves those who employ its facilities  PAID   UP   CAPITAL . - $5,000,**-00.00  RESERVED    FUNDS - - $6,307,272.00  TOTAL   ASSETS - $60,925,164-00  MERRITT BRANCH - - A.  N.  B.   ROGERS, Manager  AUTOMOBILE  AND LIVERY HIRE  New "Overland "Car with expert  Chauffeur for hire at very  reasonable rates  M. L. GRIMMETT, L.LB.  BAKRISTER,   S0LIC1T0K  NOTARY   l'UHLIC.   ETC.  Solicitor for the Bank of Montreal  MERRITT NICOLA  MERRITT LIVERY &  PHONE 34 A.J.  FEED STABLES  CDUTLEY.PROP.  .'.'" ���'' THE ' ������.��� .������.-���.'.  Merritt Bakery  WM! RILEY  Fresh Bread Daily.  '-��� ��� .j Cakes  Biscuits and  J. A.' MAUGHAN  Solicitor Notary Public  Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto  Voght   Street, Merritt  Oflice Next Bank of Toronto  LODGES  COURT UNITY, NO.  A. O.F.  9205,  FRESH BUTTER and EGGS  Prom D. Doddings Ranch at  Lower Nicola0 ���*  Try our NOTED PORK PIES  Bride and Birthday Cakes  Our Specialty  Prompt Attention  to  all  Orders.  Next to RINK BUILDING  Nicola Avenue  on  HUTTON  C. R.  Meets in K. of P.  Hall every 1st and  4th   Friday   at   8  p._.;  .Visiting Brethren  cordially invited. '  RALPH HEBRON  Secretary  No   Candidate  Chosen by Liberals  Owing- to the uncertainty as to  when the Dominion elections will  take place the Liberal delegates  from tht different parts of Cari  boo, Federal Riding who assem  bled  at   Ashcroft    on    Friday  decided   to  postpone   for    the  present   the   nomination    of ?  candidate to represent their interests in  the election for thf  constituency.  The candidates for the Domin-  J ion nomination and some of  the  ./Provincial candidates, including  Mayor Walter!?, of Yaleaddressed  the meeting on current politics.  The speakers were, Joseph Martin K. C, (M.P. of St.  Pan eras,  London, Eng.,)  who is resting  from his duties' in the British  House of Commons until some  really important business comes  up for attention!) G. Tunstall,  of Salmon Arm, A. D. Mclntyse,  barrister,    of  Kamloops,    Col.  Worsnop, of Kamloops,  and H.  Gowan, of North Bend, who are  all seek.hg the nomination.  Anglican Sunday  School Picnic  Rev. F. &. Eteson  Goes to McBride  St. Michaels Sunday School  picnic was held on Saturday at  the beautiful grounds at Willow  Dale, the residence of Dr. ard  Mrs. Tutill; Some fifty children  parents and Sunday School officials were present.  Previous to the visit to Willow  Dale,  the children were taken  on a motor trip through Nicola  and in the direction of Canford,  in cars generously lent by the  following gentlemen, Dr. Tutill,  [Dr. Williams, Mr. D. Munro, Mr.  H. S. Cleasby and Mr. M. L.  Grimmett. At the grounds sports  and races were enjoyed, refreshments and ices served, and other  attractions   lavishly   dispensed.  Following  the    sports    cordial  cheers were given, on the call of  the Rev- Harold Plummer, to Dr  and Mrs. Tutill, the late superintendent,  Mrs.    Willgoose,   and  others through whose efforts all  spent such a jolly time.  I  ESTABLISHED 1817  BOARD   OF   DIRECTORS:  H. V. MEREDITH. _*,., ProiJeat.  R. B. Aaxu, Ei. E. B. GkhuU-Jix. En.  Sir Waium Micdould. Hon. RobL M.ck��y.  SirThoi.Slmaflina.j'.K.C.V.O. C. R. Homer, E.,.  A. Buutnrten, Ejq. C. B. Gordon, Em. o  H. R. Drum-toad, Eiq. D. Forba Aapu, E*j.  Wd. McMmste7, Esq.  Sir Frederick WUIijmi-TtjIor, General Muxtr.  Capjtal Paid up       -     $16,000,000.  Rest ...        16,000,000.  Undivided Profit*    - 1,232,669.  Total As*et* (Oct. 1914) 259,431,663.  Current Rates of Interest  are allowed on deposits in the Savings  Department of the Bank of Montreal.  Deposits of $t. and upwards are received  on Savings Accounts.  A. W. Strickland, Manager, Merritt Branch.  NICOLA LODGE, NO.  A. F. & A. M.  53,  to��  Have ' Bab's'  Photo Taken  Now  In years to come you  will regret that vou  have not a photo of  your baby boy or girl.  Think it over, and then call and  see samples at the City Studio.  Chas. F. Hooper  Opp. Schools Merritt  F. S. Gay,  ���    W M.  Regular meetings in Masonic  Hall, Granite  ave. second Tuesday in each month  at 8 p.m.  Sojourning brethren are cordi-,  ally .invited to attend.  W. A. Heslop,  Secretary  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS  Nicola Valley Lodge, No. 46  Meet* in K.P.Hall  every Wednesday  at 7.30  Visiting brethren  cordially   invited.  HAWK BICYCLES  An up-to-date Hi_h Grade  BicycletMed\vtithJ?o/lerCAain,  Hew Diparture Coaiter Brake  and Hubs, Detachable Tiies,  high grade equipment,iucJud-  ing Mudguards, ��00 Cf)  Pump, ond Tools ��P**-��*��V  sf0nr<i FREE 1915 Catalogue,  70 pages ot Bicycles, Sundries,  ani-RepairMaterial^'Sowcsxrr  buy your aupplle* from ua'nt  Wholesale Prices.  T.W.BOYD A SON.  r/NotreDimeSt.Weft.Mootre*].  J. Fairfoul,'  W. Cianna,  K. of B  c.c.  LO. L, 1701  ' Merritt Lodge  Regular meetings in the Oddfellows'  Hall on the first and third Fridays in  each month at 7.30 p.m. The Scarlets  meet on the 14th of each month.  Visiting Brethren are cordially invited,  Andrew Paten, W.M,  Geo, Slater, Recording Sec.  HOUSE FOR RENT OR  ���-__.__^SALE____j______=L=  An admirer of the Rev. P. B.  Eteson writes oh the pending  departure of Mr.; and; Mrs. Ete-  son for McBride; - B. C. as follows:���77:'  ''The Kev. M. Eteson, who was  lately in charge of the Indian  Mission  of Shulus,   embracing  the whole of the lower part of  the Valley, in company with his  wife   rendered   more   valuable  ministerial work here than is perhaps generally  known.    Their  charitable   and    kindly    work  among the Indians contributed  to their being held in high regard  by these people.    At  Canford  and Lower Nicola and Dot good  wishes  are  expressed for   the  happiness of the departing m��s-  sioner in his new' work at McBride.   The Rev. Eteson ministered successfully in these places  and  at  St.   Michaels.  Merritt,  assumed willingly the duties of  vicar for two months prior to the  coming of the Rev, Harold Plummer. .In accepting andundertak.  ing his new post the Rev.   Mr,  Eteson - shows   his    rare   snd  unselfish qualities,   I am sure  all wno knew him and his wife  will hope that their labors will  be fruitful in their new environment.."  Lumber Company  Suspends Branch  E. G. Walker, manager of the  Vancouver Lumber Co., left here  on Wednesday for, the CoastJ  The many friends arid: business  acquaintances of Mr. Walker and  his firm will regret to hear of  his departure. Located in Merritt  for over three years, he was well  known. He was a most energetic  and able secretary of the ��� Board  of- Trade after' re-organization,  and in this connectton did much  good work for our city.  Thorough Bred Race-Horse Stallion  "JIM RUTHERFORD "  491, (Vol. 10, p. 1..49 A)  First Prize Winner at Victoria Fair for Best  Thorough Bred Stat lion  Apply Dr. G. H. TUTILL,  P. 0, Box 10.  HUGH   LEITCH,   Garp^iter   and  Contractor,  Let me figure on your next job���no matter how small  or how large.       Satisfaction Guaranteed  _P.  O.   BOX   219,   MERRITT,  B.  C.  On the return of the party  from Penticton the visitors from  the Coast and other distant  places were taken round this city  by several of the business mer  i*q Automobiles and shown its  principal buildings and beauty  spots, T hose present included  =Justi ce'Gal ligetCExTiOvDuTTcan  Ross, Jonathan Rogers, President  of Vancouver Board of Trade,  W. H. Maikin, A. Wells-Gray of  New Westminster, Sheriff T. J.  Armstrong, New Westminster,  and A. C. Flumerfelt, Victoria.  99  Ladies or Gent.'s Visiting Cards, ahd  Whist Scoring Cards at the "News.  MCLEAN &  CORP  &xi\\\tni% attib (&mtttxttttt&  BUSINESS   BI_OCKS,.-IIOUSES, COTTAGES,  I3TJNGALOWS,  IN   STONE,   BRICK,   WOOD,  OR   CEMENT  Let us figure on your next fob  McLEAN & CORP  Quilchena Ave., opp. Coldwater Hotel  The funeral took place at the  cemetary here on Tuesday afternoon of John Barker, 38, of  Spences Bridge, at, on e time an  employee1 at;" the K. V. R. construction camps, who died at the  Nicola Valley Hospital on May  30, following an attack of typhoid  fever; Deceased wag unmarried.  The Rev. J. Hyde, officiated at  the funeral ceremony.   -  Cards, Music and  Games Enjoyed  Ci  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Priest  entertained a number of friends  to.whist at their home on Voght  street, 'on Wednesday evening,  A very happy and sociable , time  was spent with the cards, games  and music." The distribution of  the prices was one of the ftiost  enjoyable features of the evening  the winner of the gentleman's  booby prize taking his reward  away with feeling of great pride  and happiness, and of* great  gratitude to the fair donor. The  party dispersed in the small  hours with Auld Lang Syne and  three nheers for the host* and  hostess.  Impromtu Dance _  For Red Cross  Will Stand at T. J. Smith's Stables  Diamond Vale Flat, Merritt  For further particulars apply to Malo Covert, Owner, Merritt.  Support a Real, Live B. C.  Institution  j t  r   -    -.       ���*���  A Company that HAS made good in the Assurance World*  The British Columbia  Life Assurance  Company;  Subscribed Capital:  $1,000,000  "*  Dr. ������Gill, dentist, of Vancouver  will arrive in Merritt on June 5,  and will vloc .te at the Jackson  Block over the Post Office, where  he will be glad to see patients  who desire <o receive his professional attention o*g�� consultation.  "That parcel of sox and cigs  from Mrs. J. Collett came as a  God-send to us. We had been  without th'em for four da. s and  when they came the boys simpl.  made a raid on me. I wi.l writi  her acknowledging the sift in ;  few days time," writes Pte. Dan  Shearer, of the iUh Battallion in  a letter to Merritt.  Approximately $35 was netted  as a result of the social dance  giyeniby^theJyoung=ladies=bf-our-  city, under the auspices of the  Patriotic Guild in the Armoury  on Tuesday night.  A garden party had been; arranged to take place *at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. Tutill but  rain once again interfered, The  impromptu nature of the dance  was one of its chief qualities.  Dancing ,was in terspered by  vocal and instrumental items,  the artistes including Mrs;  Langstaff, Miss Lawson, Mr:  James Smith. Refreshments and  ices were als served.  For Full Particulars apply to ���,.,'->  4. R. CARRINGTON/ AGENT FOR NICOLA VfltLEY  Or write Head Office : ���   .  409,  BOWER  BUILDING,  VANCOUVER,  BC.  NOTICE  COUNTY COURT OF YALE  Notice is hereby given that a sitting  of the County Court of Yale will be  held at _Merrjtt-0h__5_=)==^ ..   ^  TUESDAY/ JUNE 8th, 1915  at 10.00 in the forenoon.  By order,  J. S. MORGAN.;  Deputy Registrar of the County  Court of Yale Holden at Merritt.  Dated this 13th day of May, 1915.  6YNOPSIS OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.'*    '       '  Mrs. H, Winch today opens the  store next to the New York Cafe.  Being a fully experienced milliner and an expert in art needlework we can fully recommend  our readers to pay this new establishment a visit.  Del King and E. G. Walker,  two well known ranchers of the  Coldwater, took quick advantage  of the opening of the K. V. R.,  and were on the first train into  Merritt'from Penticton, on Tuesday-night.  Mrs. T. W. Smith and "Tom"  Armstrong will leave Merritt at  the end of the week for Australia where Mrs. Smith will join  her husband. They will, have  the comfort of knowing'that they  are far awap from the activities  of the enemies submarines and  their many friends her; will wish  both a'happy and safe passage  to the Antipodes.'     " -  Mrs. Plummer, wife of the  Rev. Harold Plummer vicar of  St. Michaels, who was a visitor  to the^ coast last week end for  the conference of Womens Aux-  ilaries, and who was a guest of  Bishop A. U. and Mrs. DePencier  returned to Merritt this week.  June 3rd has come and gone.  Lower Nicola once more commemorated. Many families from J chi  Merritt joined in the jolifications. J io  Mrs, C. Aiken, of Tulameen,  is a guest this week of her par:  ents, Mr. and Mrs. Skelton.  Mr. and Mrs.' Owen Ford and  child, of Coalmont. are on a visit  friends in Merritt,  Coal mining rights of the Dominion;'  lu Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the .Yukon Territory, the Northwest  Territories and in a portion of the  Province of Bntish^Columbia. jmay_J*e_i_  leasea-"for~a~term of twenty-one years  at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not  more than 2,560 acres will be leased to  one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made,  by the applicant in person to tlie Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district In which'  the rights applied for are situated.'  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by, sections, or legal subdivisions of sections', and in u i*surveyed territory the tract applied for shall.'  be staked out by the applicant himself.  Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of ?5, which will be re-'  funded if the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royal-,  ty shall be paid on the merchantable  output of the mine at the rate of'five  cents per ton.      < *       *���  The person operating the mine shah t  furnish the Agent with sworn returns .  accounting for the full quantity^of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon.   If the coal'mining rights'"  are not being operated, such'returns1'  should be furnished at least once *  year. -'  The lease will include the, coal'min-*'  ing rights only, but'the'lessee may'be ���  permitted to purchase whatever avail- .'  able surface rights may be considered .  necessary for the working ot the mino  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For    full    information. application  should be made to the Secretary of the  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or  to any Agent or Sub-Agent of Domin-."*  ion Lands. ��� 7  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior ',  N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   ofu  this advertisement will  not'be'paj(f-*  for.���68782.  - ���J  j^S. Friday, June_:4, 1915  THE NICOLA VALLEY NEWS.  Four  **���:���**���������**  %  ���  ..;���x��:-***<K'***'>>-M"^^  ���>���***������-*���-������������  a  The Master Key" at the Rex Theatre  Number 7 Episode on WEDNESDAY  The Universal " Weekly" Mondays and Saturdays*  REX IS OPEN NIGHTLY  REX IS OPEN NIGHTLY  <-V-:~>*-H~>**x*-*****^^^  Chrissie Aitken Sends Graphic  Story of Terrible Hardships  (Continued from Page One.)  one for my girl friend and one  for myself. On reaching the  saloon a steward turned me back  and told me to go to my own  cabin if I wanted a life belt.  When I returned from the saloon  my girl friend had disappeared.  I could not see her in any of the  boats so I don't knowwhere she  could have gone.  I was standing wondering,  when a little fellow, one of the  crew came up to me and took off  his own belt and fixed it around  me. How I wish now I had got  his name and address, but thank  God I noticed him in the crowd  at Queenstown. sol know he was  saved. His self-sacrificing bravery, I am sure, saved me from a  watery grave.  At the saddest times you can't  help laughing ; I did this and a  i.steward turned round and said:  ���^ Thank God there's one smiling  ���X ^ Something: had  gone wrong  Jwith aiif e boat0 and men were  pulling a rope to bring it nearer  the ship.   It was hard work, and  sl-grabbed theirope^to- help, iI  Ibpatlw^  ���By this; time the.��� Lusitania ��� was  nearly under water' The little  boat I was in having been lowered the t men .weredoing there  best to push away, but it seemed  the fast sinking Lusitania was  'drawing us under. Hearing the  remark of a steward that our  boat; was being swamped, I immediately jumped out. As71  left the life boat the big boat  sank; and I was carried down  and down. It seemed ages before I came up. My belt brought  me up, but I was severely knocked about among wreckage. \  When I got my head above the  water the Lusi tania was no where  to; be seen. Seagulls in hundreds  were hovering around; but nothing but a few life boats and  wreckage was to be seen; I  heard someone close by say  " there's a woman," and I saw  three men on an upturned boat.  =They=tried4oget me,=and-Ltried  to get to them. Eventually they  managed to pull me on to the  boat, and we sat huddled together to keep each other warm,  till another boat came along.  After a while another came along  we got in and the half dozen of  us sailed around, picking people  up till we had forty in our boat.  I was next afraid maybe we  would capsize with so many but  we did'nt. It was a sight I'll  never forget, passing people who  are crying fpr help, and not able  to.help or save them. We were  in this boat for a long while till  we were picked up by a minesweeper.  The Marconi operator had sent  out the "S.O.S." and I think  about nine vessels came to our  rescue, but it seemed ages before  they came. When I got on  board it was about half-past five,  being after two when the Lusitania was struck. Standing on  this mine sweeper were a big  bunch of fellows���eight men���  I went up and stood beside them.  They were all smoking cigarettes  and I had two. Half in the hopes  to warm me and half expecting  them to make me sick, as I imagined I had swaljowed an awful  lot of sea water.  There is an idea that the Germans used those poisonous gases,  as next morningjwhen I awaken-:  ed I felt as though I were going  to be choked and through the day  I have always an inclination to  cough, and I have got an awful  cold. I have only got a slight  touch of iti but something makes  me think that lots died from the  supposed gases.  When looking over the dead  bodies nearly all had froth oozing  out of their hose, ears, and1  mouth Many had as large as  your fist at their mouth just like  a peice of white cotton r,wool, I  think ithey1 had- been? choked.  Father,! think has died of shock  more than anything, his heart  being weak. *  ��b��inge of'clothes but ihat was  all.  Next day we left for Kings  toni near Dublin"., We sailed from  there to Holyhead,   and   from  there; we went to, Crewe.   From}  Crewe we changed;tb theGlasgow^  train and then again I changed!  at Carstairs to tHe Edinburgh  train and had to wait an hour and  a quarter there/for the'David-;  sons'Mains train,   I was tickled  to death to get in the train on  Sunday'.-''   ,;;'; ";;" :���'*'������'    XX' ''���."  Of course I am the talk of  Davidsons Mains. About a dozen  reporters have been put.. I told  my experieri ees, to the first (The  Scotsman) but-the rest I did'nt  see. ������;���.'���' . ���:,  If you like you can let the  "News" and the ''Herald" see  this letter so that all my friends  can see that I"haye7 got here  safely and save -me writing it  over again. :  i ,  I am about all in writing this  letter and feel as though I could  not be bothered ; lifting a pen  again. .;.-  I had written four letter? on  the Lusitania, big letters too, of  all my journey right to Friday  and when we were in sight of  land I had closed them, and I  don't feel like writing them  again.  I feel so tired and sick today,  and I had such a rotten night.  The night I was landed I slept a  dead sleep, I knew nothing till I  awakened.  All my money and Father's  and Jarvie's went down, all my  lovely clothes too. I had'nt a  cent to blow my fingers on.  Little did I think when I read  Mr. Langley's personal experience of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland that I, myself,  would have a similar one to tell.  1  *  *  %  ���5-  _���  t  *  2  INTERIOR STOCKRAISERS  MET LAST TUESDAY  At a meeting of the Interior  Stockraisers association held at  Lower Nicola on Tuesday, H.  Ward presiding, it was resolved  that the Dominion Government  be requested to establish an army  remount depot in the upper  Country of B, C, it being believed that by such a system  young horses could be carefully  nurtured until they .reach five  years old, the age at which they  are' taken for military purposes.  Respecting the three brand  inspectors to be appointed it was  decided to leave this to each local  association to nominate one, man  when the central association directors will finally make a selec:  tion. ^ .-��� '���_ ;  The range rules.and regulations  for the season, the granting pf  grazing permits etc. will: be at-  tended.to;by;.a,cp.mmitte^otH  pr-esidien ts of "thev various Id&al  association's... ;7--:.-'';:; 'X' .\X''.a--.'-.'  ���H7 Ward of Douglas Lake; was  again elected president; L;';F.  Stobart.first viserpresident; and  S.GirBurton,sec-^asurerl;#;7  ylhdiahjAgeni Smith'was^pres-  ent and discussed at' length the  branding question, promising his  co-operation in any steps taken  OLD TIME PICNIC  A  GREAT  SUCCESS  Beautiful sunny weather, an  attractive program, a larger and  representative attendance of  young and old from all parts of  the Valley, contributed strongly  to the splendid Methodist old  time pic-nic held at Col. Flick's  field, Lower Nicola on Thursday,  the i King's Birthday. During  the day some five hundred persons were present to enjoy the  sports on the field, rambles on  the mountain slopes or along  quiet, lanes for which the village  is justly;noted. Church* workers  from all parts of the circuit were  there, including many ladies who  were busily engaged for several  hours" in the refreshment ten t  (serving of course!) satisfying  with appetising meals the hungry  guests! Mr. Riley also did a biff  business in ices aad cool drinks.  There were sports for all races  and both sexes, young or old,  infants, and old men, and many,  wererthe\exciting,, finishes.. In  the- lQ07yards dash^LfeoRagsdale'.  was first, J. ;HoggaW second and  Biradley; ithir^^^wnife^agsdaW  and Round tied as winners of the  high -jump!';J Tlie ' ^)ip^?fights  werethei amusingfeatures of the  Merritt Cases  In the Courts  ?toi��^cethee}dstihg;gri^vahces^ program.    I  i  t  ix  t,  f.  ?;  ���i" :  \ty  :*  I'  ii-  ��  But :Gop(lsPurchasedat tlw, CASH STORE are always  ..yX the same���of the finest quality* and at the lowest prices  ASHCROFT POTATOES,  :o n i oW$; :-.;;  ;SAtf;.P0RK^H:7;!'.:S^''r^r:'':  CREAMERY BUTTER^  .���.������.���.���....::,.;������,..' ,���"��� ���'���     '-���'���   ;   -':    ;���������':���,-'  T0.(1 ATOES, Large tiiis^  GOLDEN WAX BEANS,  PURE#0MATp CATSUP.  perlOO lbs 1.50  ';''-"7r'':7^bs., 25  'fy-.yy^fa-'&Q/  each .15;  reg. i35 ;value for ,25  2 bottles.25  WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE,  DURKEE'S" FAMOUS SALAD DRESSING,  per bot. ,35  t(  4-  ���f  ���3*  i  1  OLIVE OIL, Pure Lucca.  per bot. ,25  The Finest for Salads  SEEDED RAISINS, 16 oz packets; 2 for.25  LOWNEY'S COCOA, Half-lb .Tins, per tin .22  RASPBERRY AND BLACK CURRANT JAMS,  r 5"lb. tins ,65  GRAPE JUICE, Welch's     !       Per bottle, ,30 and ,55  WHITE 8WAN SOAP; 6barsfor,25  SEE OUR SPECIAL CLEARING PRICES IN  USEFUL PIECES' OF  TT-IE   MERRITT  ���*������  3  t  1  :-f  ..j.  ���  I  I  i  I  1  -I  I  ���*  ?  T  *  *  ���  t  At the assizes at Kamloops on  Tuesday of last week, judgment  was given by the Chief Justice  in an action brought some time  ugo bp the creditors of Robert  McDonald to set aside a convey-  of land near the railway station  in Merritt, made by McDonald to  his wife in 1912, on the ground  that this conveyance was fia ld-  ulent as.against creditors. The  Chief Justice held that fraud had  clearly been established and ordered that the conveyance be  cancelled.  On the same day in County  Court Judge's Chambers, His  Honor Judge "Swanson ordered  that a Dispute Note entered by  H. Greig in an action brought by  D. A. Smith Ltd. of Vancouver  fpr furniture' suppiied to defendant in 1913 be struck out and  judgment entered f oriull amount  With costs;; -X. ���   =uj  , On the application of the; assignee of; the Estate of Gapp^ &  iSharp laitielySdoingi' business as  ;'^The, Merritt '"Garage ;& Cycled  iWorks^H. Greig'an(i Geo,.Mit-i  cheirwer^ordered;to appaarfbefore the Judgefat the court herej  on. Tuesday;, next. <, an d ehdeavor  ^f^t,'--'i'^tt '.'.i.v--,.v,*.?'^'^Y-.^*;���;v^,��.Y^"'',...:?.'+-..'} ���",.'- ���;.'..       ,  "t.nYrnnkp trnnrT.'_ hpiHoMt i zria:tn 'irain kt  ;werg]prdei^||^p^ic^  ^pplicatior-p^rf^fSf^p  v J.'^A. iMaughany ^iditoi^ acted  for   the   plaintiffs; in air three  caises. *  * '':y-~ ��� XX-:" '''^yy 'aX\  ���^������������������������������^���������������^���������^���..���^  I Palace Bakery |  ���>. Bread, Cakes, Pastry, etc  $  ���:���    Hot Pies every Saturdays  *  | W; FAIRLEY^Pr^rieto.; |  In honor of the pfficiajs. of the  Kettle Valley Rly. who arrived in  the City^ oh. Friday:night to take  part in; the ^preliminary official  trip of inspection of the cpmplieted  line, in .company,: wi th Rai 1 way  Commissioner -A. Ferguson, of  Ottawa, and Assistant Engineer  A. T. Kerr, of the Dominion  Railwaly Boiard, of Calgary, an  informal supper** was served at  the Coldwater Hotel at midnight  on Friday  The Clydesdale  Stallion  "Victor 1^  Imp. (9898) ,(15031)  Sire : Sir Hugo, 10924.  1st Dam: Fair Maid 18355, by Marcellua  11110. .-������:���,-. ���. ���:     ,  ���.,-:���-  2nd Dam : Lndy Bell 8997, by Darnley  222.  Commencing May 5th, Will Stand  as follows:  EVERY WEDNESDAY  '���xy>:.}^��?y y -y'y^:  D. MiiiM-o^s- Stables  l^EftRmr  ;-*te^*W^��^i;S^  at my Ranch at Lower Nicol^^^  TERMS: For Season\w>thfretwh  privilege $12.00 payable at eiuT  of Season.    To. insure-with Foalj;'  For further particulars apply to  D. DODDING (b^ner),  j  Lower Nicola*  &B;v:e"  Corporation of the City of Merritt  TAX SALE  To Avoid Cost of Advertising for Sale 1912 and 1913  Taxes must tie paid not later than June 18th, 1915.  Dated this 4th clay of Jnne, 1915  HARRY PRIEST, Collector  ..> .>X'#**>->*<":"X'**-H-*****K,*,H'^  u  ir U l(     ft  - -' "J' >  .%A^^^^^M|*^^H^^^^^^^^^^l{.^M|tl^.*.^.^^^.^.^.^*^*^*^.^M{M^I^..*,^N^*^.^^.^.^.^.^��^.^.  Dr.   GILL,  Dentist,  (Of Vancouver), %  Will Open Rooms in the JACKSON BLOCK,  over the Post Office  Commencing on Monday, June 7th.  The Patronage of the Public is Solicited.  Those ^iennncIuWd^Mayor  Walters: A. McCullough, chief  engineer, N. S. Fraser assistant  superintendent, A. Ferguson and  A. T. Kerr, of the Dominion  Railway Board, M. L. Grimmett,  A. B. N. Rogers, manager of the  Bank of Toronto, J. Graham,  Inland Coal & Coke Co., A. W.  Strickland, manager of the Bank  of Montreal, H. S. Cleasby president of the Board of Trade.  Following the appetising repast  served by the management under  the personal supervision of Mr.  Murdock Mclntyre, toasts were  briefly tendered and responded  to, "The King" was submitted'  by Mayor J. Walters. The  Mayor also toasted "The Board  of Trade, coupled with the name  of President H. S. Cleasby."  M. L. Grimmett toasted "The  Kettle Valley Railway Company,  coupled with the name of Chief  Engineer A. McCullogh," the  latter briefly responding. Mayor  Joseph Walters presided.  What is the matter with that  watch of yours ? Yoa do not  know? Well take it to DORER'S  THE EXPERT WATCH AND  CLOCK REPAIRER.  Wanted.   Carpenter to work  . by day or job, framing buildings atCahfordr State^jfees  wanted. Box 99, care "Newsr\  Merritt.   ' yx^y yy-\  Wanted. ^ Horse, or Horse and  Rig, by month, Lower'-. Nicola.  'State hire for month,   Box 77,  care " News," Merritt.  GIFTS TO THE HOSPITAL  The Nicola Valley . Genera)  Hospital officials wish to gratefully acknowledge the following  donations:  Milk and cream, Mr. Schmidt; [j  eggs and flowers. Mr. Guichon;  magazines, Commercial : Club;  magazines, Mrs. Welfare; flowers, Catholic Church; flowers,  Anglican Church; box of apples,  Mrs.. Feit, Sperices Bridge: 25  dresser covers, 40 ^hahd. towels,  4 operating room gowns, 14 night  shirts, 13 pr. curtains, ll ��� sash  curtains, 8 sheets, 22 bath towels, 3 table cloths, 4 screen  covers 4 spreads, Ladies Aid.  C. M. Beamish, Matron      V  The non-commis3ioned officr n  of "D" Squadron 31st B. C.  Horse and troop leaders of the m  Home Guard enjoyed a fine  smoker in the sergeants mess,  the Armory, oh Thursday night.  The list of successful candi-1  date from Merritt under the coal  mines regulation acts, includes  the following: First class or  manager. Thomas Brace; second '  class or overman, Robert S.  Brown, James Blair; third class  orfireboss. John Gillham; Coalmont. vvAll the local candidates  passedi'i-|K�� '   "  ,*1> ���&$!

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